Earl Heffintrayer of the Project and Infrastructure Finance team discusses how the air traffic recovery is helping US airports and their ability to weather COVID-19 surges. Plus, Eva Bogaty of the US Public Finance team examines prospects for tourism destinations Hawaii and Las Vegas and Tom Aaron weighs in on investment returns reducing pension liabilities for cities and states.
Moody’s Analytics economist Mark Zandi and his team share their perspectives on the longer-term global economic implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, including sovereign debt risks, demographic effects and remote work trends. The team also discusses expectations for passage of the pending US governmental spending bills, recent US economic performance and the fourth-quarter outlook.
In our inaugural episode of The Big Picture podcast series, Michael Rowan of the Global Public Project and Infrastructure Finance team, Anne Van Praagh of the Sovereign team and Simon Harris of the Financial Institutions team share their perspectives on the increasing frequency of devastating climate events and how they affect debt issuers around the globe.
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